Health Professionals (Non-Physician) Special Interest Group

Welcome!

 

Our Mission

MDS Membership applies to nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, dieticians, genetic counselors, sexologists, and social workers.To establish within the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society an international interdisciplinary network of professionals in counseling, nursing, rehabilitation and genetics, who enrich and broaden the scope of care, management and research initiatives in Movement Disorders.

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Interdisciplinary Care Specialties

 

Message from the Webpage Editor, Health Professionals (Non-Physician)

Mariella Graziano, BSc (Hons), Physiotherapist - Luxembourg
Read the March 2015 Report

 

Updates from the Health Professionals (Non-Physician) Sub-Sections

MDS HP-SIG Asian & Oceanian Section (HP-SIG-AOS)

Read the March report from the Chair and the report from the 4th Asian & Oceanian Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Congress

MDS HP-SIG Pan American Section (HP-SIG-PAS)

Read about updates from Health Professionals in the PAS in the March report.

 


News for Health Professionals

Now Available! European Physiotherapy Guideline for Parkinson’s Disease

The European Physiotherapy Guideline for Parkinson’s Disease is now available!

Identified as “…a unique and challenging collaboration, with a great product as a result. The Guideline will be helpful to all involved in Parkinson care who support evidence-based patient-centred care,” by Dr. Samyra Keus, who lead the development.

Currently the Guideline is available in English and comes in four parts:

  1. The Guideline:  Mainly for physiotherapists, covers the background on Parkinson’s disease and health management, physiotherapy core areas and rationale, and evidence for categories of interventions.
  2. Information for People with Parkinson’s:  This document offers self-management support and how to get the best out of physiotherapy care.
  3. Information for Clinicians: This document identifies when to refer to physiotherapy and what to expect.
  4. Information to the Development and Scientific Justification of the Guideline: This provides insight in the barriers and facilitators of current care and details to measurement tools and the GRADE-based recommendations.

Translations into German, Dutch and other languages are underway.

Read more about the Guidelines development initiative and sponsorship here. For questions about the European Guidelines for Parkinson’s Disease, please contact Dr. Samyra Keus.
 

Movement Disorders Book Reviews

The MDS Health Professionals Special Interest Group is pleased to share book reviews of Movement Disorders publications pertaining to health professionals: 

HP SIG Leadership

 

Victor McConvey, RN, MACN - Chair
Sydney Australia


 

Hanneke Kalf - Co-Chair
Nijmegen, Netherlands

Join MDS

As a Health Professional (Non-Physician), you may become a member of MDS for a joining fee of $100/$175* U.S. annually.

Membership applies to nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, dieticians, genetic counselors, sexologists, and social workers.

* Health Professional Members may choose to add the print subscription to Movement Disorders for an additional fee.

International Congress Highlights

Welcome Meeting Presentation - Fay Horak, PhD, PT, Stockholm, Sweden - 2014

Welcome Meeting Presentation - Leland Dibble, PhD, PT, Sydney, Australia - 2013

Welcome Meeting Presentation - Marilia Pereira, RN, Sydney, Australia - 2013

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